Six Monthly Performance Verification and Project Monitoring for Delivering Reproductive Health Results (Department for International Development, DFID, Pakistan)

This is the ongoing verification of the DFID's large national programme "Delivering Reproductive Health Results via Non-State Providers".

Six Monthly Performance Verification and Project Monitoring for Delivering Reproductive Health Results (Department for International Development, DFID, Pakistan)

Evaluability Assessment of the OP II Operational Plan Results Matrices (UNICEF)

RADS is undertaking a comprehensive evaluability assessment of One UN Programme-II Operational Plan (2013-2017) results matrices to review and propose changes for the remaining period of the OPII programme. Evaluability Assessment (EA) is a systematic process to examine the extent of a project or programme evaluation in a reliable and credible fashion and ascertain whether its objectives are adequately defined and its results verifiable. The assignment involves in-depth review of OP-II result matrices in the context of Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) and Result Based Management (RBM). RADS is conducting the assessment in an interactive and participatory manner with frequent meetings and discussions on the result matrices with all the stakeholders i.e. all the UN agencies.

Evaluability Assessment of the OP II Operational Plan Results Matrices (UNICEF)

“Dhanak” Programme - Baseline, Midline, and Endline Survey (DKT Pakistan)

Jhang and Chiniot (Punjab, Pakistan). Thematic Areas: Maternal and child health care, family planning, women empowerment, community empowerment.

“Dhanak” Programme - Baseline, Midline, and Endline Survey (DKT Pakistan)

Parent to Child Transmission of HIV (PPTCT) - (UNICEF)

Punjab, KP, Sindh, and Balochistan. Thematic Areas: HIV awareness, prevention, and treatment; maternal and child health-care, reproductive health, women empowerment.

Parent to Child Transmission of HIV (PPTCT) - (UNICEF)

Health Facilities and Health Providers - Baseline Study (University of Gottingen, Germany and GIZ)

Haripur and Nowshera, KPK. Thematic Areas: Maternal and child health care, antenatal, delivery and postnatal care.

Health Facilities and Health Providers - Baseline Study (University of Gottingen, Germany and GIZ)

Baseline Assessment of Gap Inc.'s Personal Effectiveness and Career Enhancement (PACE) Program [International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW)]

Artistic Milliners - Karachi, Pakistan. Thematic Areas: Women empowerment, economic empowerment.

Baseline Assessment of Gap Inc.'s Personal Effectiveness and Career Enhancement (PACE) Program [International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW)]

Understanding SRHR and Family Planning in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for GIZ

GIZ is implementing a large project to improve the situation of SRHR and FP in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. RADS conducted the baseline survey of the districts of Noshera and Haripur to collect quantitative and qualitative information. Data were collected using tablets in order to maintain accuracy and to monitor data collection in real time.

Understanding SRHR and Family Planning in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for GIZ

Urban Poverty and Health Site

Urban Poverty is one of the emerging fields in development. Rural to urban migration is a key driver for civilisation. However, the process of transition is not smooth and many new migrants find themselves living in poor surroundings and able to access limited opportunitites and services. Dhok Hassu/ Zia Colony is one of approximately 17 urban squatter settlement sites in and around Rawalpindi/ Islamabad. Parts of it are in very early stages of settlement while others are well settled with 3 story houses. RADS and Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Centre are studying aspects of poverty, health, employment and sanitation to understand gaps and identify avenues for interventions in the community that are community driven and self sustaining.

Urban Poverty and Health Site

Understanding Information Use and Decision Making by Adolescent Girls and Women

In Pakistan, Maternal and Neonatal Health Outcomes lag many of its regional neighbour and are particularly worse for young and adolescent mothers. This situation is compounded by socio-cultural emphasis on early marriages and having children immediately after marriage, both of which limit these adolescent girls’ opportunity for formal education and appropriate reproductive health information, thus increasing their vulnerability and lack of empowerment.

Understanding Information Use and Decision Making by Adolescent Girls and Women

Impact Evaluation MARVI project

With the literacy of just about 6%, Umerkot hardly has women who fulfill the minimum educational requirements for becoming a Lady Health Worker depriving the area of the likely interventions. HANDS, in collaboration with PACKARD sought to cater to this issue by training an alternate brigade to the Lady Health Worker chain. This alternate chain called the MARVI workers, consisted of illiterate women who were trained rigorously to play the part of Lady Health Workers.

Impact Evaluation MARVI project

Maternal Health and Domestic Violence: Impact of Personal and Social factors

This study looking at Gender Based Violence (GBV) was funded by Research Advocacy Fund and conducted by Rutgers WPF and RADS (2012-2013). Gender based violence adversely affects the reproductive and general health of women and is common in Pakistan and the region (Aurat Foundation 2010, UNFPA 1998, Rutgers WPF 2011). Violence and discrimination have significant and often long lasting physical and psychological effects beyond just health. GBV is often associated with higher incidence of depression, suicide or premature death, poor quality of life, miscarriages, maternal mortality, unsafe abortion, lack of health care access, disempowerment, social isolation, and low birth weight infants etc (WHO 2011). Although various forms of violence affect women throughout the cycle of their lives, a woman is particularly vulnerable to intimate partner aggression and violence.

Maternal Health and Domestic Violence: Impact of Personal and Social factors

The Influences of Political Economy and Evidence Use in the Decision Making: Do Policy Makers Care?

Policy making and decisions in health are influenced by a host of factors -political, economic and social priorities all affect how policies are made, who makes them and how they are implemented.

The Influences of Political Economy and Evidence Use in the Decision Making: Do Policy Makers Care?

Evidence for Policy and Action Grant Initiative

Research and Development Solutions received a grant from the USAID Small Grants Program (2011-2013) to make evidence accessible to Decision and Policy Makers in Health. Under the grant we collated and analyzed data on Family Planning and Childhood Immunization and made these analyses available to Government Officials, Donors, Politicians, Media and Communities in the form of policy briefs, working papers and/or evidence based advocacy.

Evidence for Policy and Action Grant Initiative